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Never Tell a Lie
3.31
Harlan Coben, move over, there's a new girl in town.

I got an ARC of Never Tell A Lie in the mail today from Hallie and started this book at the gym. A...more
Dec 03, 2008
Dec 03, 2008
 
The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down
3.39
This book was an unexpected pleasure. I opened it, thinking it would be a guilty read, somewhat salacious. Instead, I got a well-written, thought prov...more
Apr 2010
Apr 05, 2010
 
Gold
3.67
Towards the end, I couldn't put this book down, but I had to. I had to catch my breath. I wanted desperately to know the outcome but at the same time,...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
 
New Moon (Twilight, #2)
3.54
I read the second in the Twilight series at the behest of my nieces. While arguing about whether Edward or Jacob is the better man (me,team Jacob), I...more
Dec 28, 2008
Dec 31, 2008
 
Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town
3.65
Well written, heartfelt. This is a heartbreaking book chronicling the effect low wages, loss of good jobs and meth has made on our country. It's frigh...more
Aug 22, 2009
Aug 22, 2009
 
Heft
3.98
Traveling last week, I saw a sign in an airport bookstore that suggested (strongly) buying books at the airport bookstore will ensure that we have air...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 11, 2013
 
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
3.80
I really enjoyed this book. I tried reading A Casual Vacancy (Rowling's other adult fiction) but found it overlong. I was worried that she was unable...more
Dec 17, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
 
The Monster of Florence
3.68
If you want to know why American Amanda Knox is in jail in Italy for a crime she didn't commit, read this book. This is the story of a serial killer w...more
Aug 2009
Jul 30, 2009
 
American Wife
3.69
This is supposed to be a roman a clef, depicting the Bushes. I have no idea if it's accurate, but that aside, this is a very compelling story of a lon...more
Jan 13, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
The Gravity of Birds
3.83
This book was a lovely revelation. I picked it up at the library with no foreknowledge. Beautifully written, with an interesting plot. Well defined ch...more
Apr 19, 2014
Apr 19, 2014
 
Fallen Women
3.26
I wanted to like this book more than I did. It's a solid historical mystery. I found the Denver setting interesting and learned a lot about prostituti...more
Dec 04, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
 
Orange Is the New Black
3.67
This was not what I expected and that is a good thing. Far less whiny. Far more insightful, far more whimsical. Very well written. Not the story of a...more
Feb 05, 2014
Feb 01, 2014
 
Columbine
4.24
If you're interested in what really happened at Columbine, and why, this is a great read. The author has a clear style of writing. Without laying blam...more
Jul 10, 2009
Jul 10, 2009
 
The Year We Disappeared: A Father-Daughter Memoir
3.79
Fascinating story about a family who had to leave Falmouth after a local bad guy shot the dad/cop. The shooter was never convicted of the crime, the f...more
Jun 16, 2009
Jun 16, 2009
 
A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
3.93
Loved, loved this book. The character's voices are unique and authentic. Loved them all, especially Big and Mosey. Great tale, dealing with difficult,...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
 
Mandarin Gate (Inspector Shan, #7)
4.23
I love the books in this series but this one really broke my heart. It illustrates the current horrors that are being forced on the Tibetan people at...more
Jun 16, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
 
Men and the Art of Quiltmaking
4.00
I really enjoyed reading about the men got into quilting. Loved hearing how they feel about quilting. The fact that they were men was irrelevant, most...more
not set
Feb 02, 2011
 
Against Wind and Tide: Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
4.01
What a gift Anne Morrow is. These letters are so thoughtful, so insightful. Really made me long for simpler times when writing a long letter was a nor...more
not set
Jun 15, 2012
 
Whisper To The Blood (Kate Shugak, #16)
4.12
A great Kate book. The Park inside information as always is fascinating. The interaction of the characters deep and insightful. Great Johnny stuff, gr...more
Jul 02, 2009
Jul 02, 2009
 
Curse of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #2)
4.08
This is the second in this series. Fun, quick reads. Characters are quirky to say the least, but stay true to themselves all the way through. I'm taki...more
Aug 15, 2009
Aug 18, 2009
 
Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands
3.67
I loved this book. Read it on the plane and felt like I was sitting next to the smartest guy aboard. Great for readers and writers or anyone in the cr...more
May 05, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
The Last Child
4.05
Great book. The writing is wonderful, the characters heartbreaking and all the twists make perfect sense although I didn't seem them coming. Well done...more
Sep 19, 2009
Sep 19, 2009
 
The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
3.89
Fascinating book about Newfoundland of which I knew nothing. Dragged a bit towards the end of the middle but still unique and enjoyable.
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
 
The Obituary Writer
3.69
What a beautiful book .. The author tackles grief, joy, forgiveness with wonderful tenderness. Unforgettable characters.
Dec 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
 
The Condition
3.48
I'm going to go back and find the other books by this author. She's new to me. Lovely writer, great family story.
Mar 21, 2009
Mar 21, 2009
 
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
4.41
I didn't expect to like this as much as I did. The character's voice is so addictive, I was hooked from the first page.
May 10, 2012
Jun 15, 2012
 
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
4.43
Fascinating case studies. Tough stuff, but hopeful as treatment seems to work even on the most damaged kids.
May 2009
Jun 05, 2009
 
Rules of Civility
3.99
Great read. Beautiful writing, marvelous sense of place. I was totally immersed in 1938 NYC.
not set
May 25, 2014
 
The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home
3.97
I don't always agree with the conclusions that he sets out to prove, but Ariely is always entertaining.
Mar 02, 2011
Mar 01, 2011
 
The Invisible Ones
3.62
Another great book by this author. Fascinating with an ending I couldn't have predicted.
not set
Jun 15, 2012
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